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Women in Society RC32
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Established in 1973

To promote the development of theory, methods, and practice concerning women in society and the gendered nature of social institutions; to encourage the critical evaluation of current sociological paradigms from the perspective of all subordinate groups, including women; to promote perspectives and foster consciousness concerning women's rights throughout the world; to improve research, organize meetings, and promote other means of communication, cooperation and collaboration among researchers at the national, regional, and international levels; to forge links with the research committees on women in other international social science associations.

Elections 2014
ISA RC32 Candidates' Statements

Board 2010-2014

Evangelia TASTSOGLOU, Saint Mary's University, Canada,
Co-Presidents-elect, co-Chairs for the 2010-2014 term
Akosua ADOMAKO AMPOFO, University of Ghana, Legon, Ghana,  
Josephine BEOKU-BETTS, Florida Atlantic University, Florida, USA,  
Bandana PURKAYASTHA, University of Connecticut, USA,
Newsletter Editor
Antoinette HETZLER, Lund University, Sweden (till 2012)
Cynthia JOSEPH, Monash University, Australia, (2013-2014)
Past Presidents
Margaret ABRAHAM, Hofstra University, USA
Esther CHOW, American University, USA

Regional Representatives
Oluyemi FAYOMI, Convenant University, Nigeria,
Abdul-Mumin SA'AD, American University of Nigeria, Yola,

Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Rim
Anne SEITZ, Swinburne University of Technology, Lilydale, Victoria Australia,
Hsiao-Li SUN, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore,

East, South and South East Asia
Anita DASH, Ravenshaw University,Cuttack, Orissa, India,    
Jie DU, Women’s Studies Institute of China, Beijing, People’s Republic of China,
Yu-Hsia LU, Institute of Sociology, Academia Sinica, Taiwan,
Renu RANJAN, Magadh Mahila College, Patna, India,

Laura CORRADI, Università Calabria, Arcavacata di Rende, Italy,
Olesya KIRILENKO, Rivne University, Rivne, Ukraine,
Laura MARATOU-ALIPRANTI, National Center of Social Research, Greece,
Analia Cardoso TORRES, ISCTE, Lisbon, Portugal,

Latin America and the Caribbean, South America, Central America, Mexico and the Caribbean
Jeanne DE BRUIJN, VU University of Amsterdam, Netherlands,
Alicia DAMBRAUSKAS, Technical Adviser to the Ministry of Education and Culture, Uruguay,  
Alicia Itatí PALERMO,  Luján National University, Luján, Argentina,

Middle East, West Asia
Nilay CABUK KAYA, University of Ankara, Ankara, Turkey,
Nazanin SHAHROKNI, University of Berkeley, USA,

North America, Canada and the United States
Sirma BILGE, Université de Montréal, Montréal, Quebec, Canada,
Manisha DESAI, University of Connecticut, Storrs, Connecticut, USA,
Solange SIMOES, Eastern Michigan University, USA,
Vappu TYYSKA, Ryerson University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada,

Past Boards

Forthcoming Activities

XVIII ISA World Congress of Sociology

RC32 Essay competition for new scholars from the economic South
2013 Theme: "Women’s/Feminist Social Movements: Advocacy for Change Throughout the World"
Deadline: September 06, 2013


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